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Natchez Trace Parkway to open new trail.

Tupelo, MS (WDAM) - A new section on the Multiuse trail in the Natchez Trace Parkway will open on Friday Jan. 21.

An event will be held at 11 a.m. for the opening of the new section and will take place at the Reservoir Overlook, Milepost 105.6 along the Natchez Trace Parkway.  The public are invited to attend.

The new section on the Multiuse trail is jointly sponsored by The National Park Service, the City of Ridgeland, and Federal Highway Administration.

"The completion of this segment represents another great partnership effort between the National Park Service, the City of Ridgeland, and the Federal Highway Administration," said Parkway Superintendent Cameron Sholly.
"Current and future segments of the Multiuse Trail will continue to enhance the quality of life for visitors and residents of this entire area."

The new segments connect to 2.1 miles of trail already completed by the City of Ridgeland from Highland Colony Parkway to Old Canton Road.

"This  addition  to  the  Multiuse  Trail  will provide the opportunity for citizens  of all ages to enjoy the beauty of the Trace, as well as gain the benefits  of  all  types  of exercise. This Trail is a great example of the National Park Service working with the City of Ridgeland to improve the quality of life," said Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee.

The National Park Service recently completed two sections of multiuse trail.  The segment between Highland Colony Parkway and Livingston Road included three miles of trail and the section between Old Canton Road and the Reservoir Overlook included 2.3 miles of trail and three bridges.

For information about the Natchez Trace parkway, visit www.nps.gov/natr  or call
1-800-305-7417.

For information about the event call (662) 680-4027.

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